The Crossover Novel: Contemporary Children's Fiction and Its Adult Readership

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Routledge, Oct 21, 2008 - Literary Collections - 280 pages

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While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.

 

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Contents

Series Editors Foreword
Kiddults at Large 11
Philip Pullmans HisDarkMaterials73

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Rachel Falconer is a Reader in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She has published criticism in the areas of classical, early modern, and contemporary literature and narrative theory. Her recent books include Hell in Contemporary Literature, and Face to Face: Mikhail Bakhtin in Russia and the West.

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